Help to Buy – Wales Shared Equity Scheme »This shared equity loan will make up the shortfall between the purchase price of a property and the funding available to buyers through their cash deposit and mortgage offer.Learn more »
“Autumn Statement has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales” – Jane Hutt
Wales’ Finance Minister Jane Hutt has responded to the UK Government’s Autumn Statement – saying that it has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales.
- New guidance on care and support for over 65s
- Independent report revealed at the Event Wales International Conference 2013 outlines positive impact of games and events for Wales
- “Autumn Statement has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales” – Jane Hutt
- Consultation on Regional engagement partnership structures in the tourism sector
- Implementation of Commission Directive 2013/45/EU concerning the change to the botanical name of tomato
- School term dates regulations
- Beyond 2011: Consultation on Census and future provision of population statistics in England and Wales
- M4 Corridor around Newport Consultation
- Undertaking fatal and non-fatal drug poisoning reviews in Wales
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Section highlightThe Housing (Wales) Bill
The Bill will introduce significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2013 - 2014 »
The First Minister detailed the 8 bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the 3rd year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update - December 2013
This Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan annex highlights planned investments and potential procurement opportunities.
Final Budget 2014-15 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2014-15 is £14.9bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
The evidence for legislative controls on sunbeds.
The evidence to introduce legislative controls on sunbeds is very strong. The Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment (COMARE), a UK Expert Committee, published a report in June 2009.
One of its main recommendations was to ban people under the age of 18 from using these devices. The Welsh Assembly’s Health, Wellbeing and Local Government Committee Report of its inquiry into ‘the use and regulation of sunbeds in Wales’ made similar recommendations to those made by COMARE.
The International Agency on Research into Cancer has raised sunbeds into its highest classification category as "carcinogenic to humans".
On 8 April 2011, a ban on businesses allowing under-18s to use sunbeds on their premises came into force in Wales and England through the introduction of the Sunbeds (Regulation) Act 2010.
The Sunbeds (Regulation) Act 2010 (Wales) Regulations 2011 came into force on Monday 31 October 2011 adding further controls on sunbed use in Wales.
Though this legislation the Welsh Government has provided local authorities the tools they need in order to protect children and adult sunbed users in Wales . Local authorities are responsible for enforcing the Regulations on sunbed premises.